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Saila, Kyndiah death: Mizoram govt announces 3-day mourning

Mizoram government on Friday declared half-holiday today and a three-day mourning to mourn the deaths of former state chief minister Brig Thenphunga Sailo (93) and former state governor Paty Ripple Kyndiah (87), chief secretary Lalmalsawma said.



Aizawl: Mizoram government on Friday declared half-holiday today and a three-day mourning to mourn the deaths of former state chief minister Brig Thenphunga Sailo (93) and former state governor Paty Ripple Kyndiah (87), chief secretary Lalmalsawma said.

Lalmalsawma told PTI that the national flags would be flown at half mast and no official entertainment would be organised during the three-day mourning period.

Official obituaries would also be issued on the deaths of the two leaders, he said.

When asked whether Sailo would be accorded a state funeral with full honours, the chief secretary said that no such proposals have been received so far.

Former underground Mizo National Front (MNF) leader and first state chief minister Laldenga, who died on July 7, 1990 was the only Mizo leader to be accorded a state funeral.

Sailo died of heart failure at the New Life Hospital in Aizawl this morning while Kyndiahdied at the Bethany Hospital in Shillong last night. 

From Zee News

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